Author/Submitted by: "Lee J. Verallo" <ax@DURIAN.USC.EDU.PH>
Mixed Glace Fruits
chopped & toasted
Mix all the dry ingredients; sift 2 times; set aside
Mix fruits thoroughly. Set aside.
Cream the butter; add the brown sugar. Beat till light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time. Add the mixed dry ingredients and the brandy,
honey and molasses. Mix thoroughly until batter is smooth. Add all
the fruits and nuts lastly. Blend well but do not over beat.
Bake in a 300F oven for at least an hour or your cake tester comes
While warm,drip brandy on top of cakes.
I decorate my fruitcakes with cherries (red/green), whole walnuts,
pecans and snipped prunes after they come out from the oven. Then, I
drip the brandy over the cakes. Cool al least a day before wrapping
Here's one recipe of a real nice fruitcake - it's for a small
pan, which you requested (will also fit 3 small loaf pans.) It
doesn't have fruit peels. Anyway this type keeps and will remain
moist (I keep it well wrapped inside the vegetable bin of my ref.) I
bake a lot of these fruitcakes at least two months before Christmas.
I do hope you will give me a feedback when you find time to bake this
and will learn to like it.